A Dictionary of Hiberno English

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A unique and scholarly reference book on Hiberno-English – the form of English commonly spoken in Ireland, with a new introduction by Blindboy Boatclub.

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The Dictionary of Hiberno-English is the leading reference book on Hiberno-English – the form of English commonly spoken in Ireland. It connects the spoken and the written language, and is a unique national dictionary that bears witness to Irish history, struggles and the creative identities found in Ireland.

Reflecting the social, political, religious and financial changes of people’s ever-evolving lives, it contains words and expressions not usually seen in a dictionary, such as ‘kibosh’, ‘smithereens’, ‘Peggy’s Leg’, ‘hames’, ‘yoke’, ‘blaa’, ‘banjax’ and ‘lubán’. It is a celebration of an irrepressible gift for the creative, expressive and reckless manipulation of the English language!

 

‘Fascinating’ Ray D’Arcy

Additional information

Weight 528 g
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

388

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

427.941503 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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